Rohit did the normal drill. He was facing the team’s drop specialist S Raghu at Adelaide Oval when a short ball bounced quickly and hit his right arm. The Indian captain missed an attempt to play a pull shot and the ball quickly hit his arm.
The Indian cricket team escaped major trouble ahead of the T20 World Cup semi-final against England when skipper Rohit Sharma was hit on the arm by a fast ball during a training session on Tuesday, but the injury was not serious. Rohit did the normal drill. He was facing the team’s drop specialist S Raghu at Adelaide Oval when a short ball bounced quickly and hit his right arm. The Indian captain missed an attempt to play a pull shot and the ball quickly hit his arm.
It was clear that he was in a lot of pain and he immediately left the training session. However, he practiced again after applying ice packs. Team sources said the captain is fit and should play in the semi-final match against England on Thursday. “He did not feel uncomfortable in any way when he struck again,” sources told PTI on condition of anonymity. There is no need to have a CT scan or X-ray. In addition to this, we have a day before the game where there will be optional training.
This injury does not appear serious at this time.” Rohit looked very upset as he watched the practice from a distance after the injury. Mental adjustment coach Paddy Upton spoke to her in the meantime. After applying the ice pack and resting for some time, Rohit started practicing again. But the drop specialist was instructed not to bowl too fast and meanwhile the Indian captain played mostly defensive shots to see if his arm movement was correct.
The pull stroke is Rohit’s favorite shot from which he has scored many runs but at times he also lost his wickets while trying to play this stroke. Even in this tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa he lost his wicket by playing a pull stroke. Even against Bangladesh his pull shot was not right but the fielder dropped the catch. India will face England in the other semi-final on Thursday. The first semi-final will be played between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sydney on Wednesday.
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